swine flu


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swine flu

or

swine influenza:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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I have treated dozens of swine flu patients who have previously fell victim to dengue.
Confirmation of swine flu cases in Karachi is not surprising, given the spread of the virus in different parts of Punjab,' he said, adding that we must keep the disease from spreading.
Swine influenza also called swine flu is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus.
More than 2,700 died in India of swine flu between May 2009 and December 2010.
The current study was therefore conducted in Lahore, Pakistan to explore the level of awareness among the general public regarding H1N1 influenza A or swine flu.
who was being treated for swine flu in the same hospital, died on Friday.
Swine flu has a wide clinical spectrum ranging from afebrile, mild upper respiratory tract illness, or febrile influenza, to severe complications, including pneumonia.
Swine flu has killed 51 people in Karnataka and 16 in Uttar Pradesh, where 689 cases have been reported.
The entire region has so far reported 54 deaths due to swine flu this year.
The Public Health Agency revealed last week swine flu cases had more than doubled to 129 cases.
This was mostly down to a successful vaccination programme, but despite this more than 400 people died of swine flu, including 70 children.
Eighty percent of those who [have] passed away as a result of swine flu [also] had chronic diseases - [such as] asthma, liver and kidney diseases - [or were] pregnant," said Deputy Minister of Health for Precautionary Measures Nasr El-Sayed.